Valentine’s Day at Grossi Florentino

A very belated post, but here’s to another Valentine’s Day spent together! Although every day feels like Valentine’s Day, we still went out to celebrate with a beautiful dining experience. After all, we both love trying different places! The place of choice was Gross Florentino, where there was a trail of rose petals leading us towards the Upstairs dining area – romantic indeed! The minute we walked in, the dining area was a tranquil yet elegant atmosphere with the classic Italian timeless style throughout, accompanied by the beautiful murals across the walls. The aesthetics of the restaurant definitely enhanced the experience of dining upstairs.
We started the evening with our Antipasti, where I went for the the Octopus with Artichoke, Potato and Long lane Capers and Mr P ordered the Venison with Mugolio, Yolk, Hazelnuts, Beetroot and Turnips. I’m definitely not a massive food blogger with the best expertise but the Octopus dish ordered had all the right flavours to me – bits of zest and smokey textures here and there.
For our Primi dishes, I ordered the Ravioli with Soft Yolk, Parmigiano and Guanciale which may look small in the pictures below but trust me was the perfect portion with the right combination of soft yolk and parmesan cheese, that basically melts in your mouth. Mr P ordered the Risotto with Prawn and Saffron. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a photo of his dish and plus it wasn’t the most photogenic dish of the night, but according to Mr P tasted delicious. He was worried that the saffron would be quite overpowering but was extremely satisfied with the dish when served. Not long after we were served with our Secondi, together choosing the Berkshire Pork with Black Pudding and Wagyu Rump Cap. Both dishes were cooked exactly to our liking! Our mains were perfectly accompanied by Mr P’s usual glass of Negroni Pesca and just a glass of the house Champagne for myself.
When it got to the Dolce also known as Dessert time, we were already relatively full but couldn’t finish the night without dessert! We went for something small yet refreshing which was the Lemon Lime Bitters sorbet with Apple Crumble. 
The whole night was indeed a well spent one with a delicious 6 course meal, a romantic atmosphere and great service! Despite Valentine’s Day falling on a working day, that didn’t stop it from being filled with extra love as Mr P had delivered a dozen of red roses to my office and a take on the ‘everlasting’ rose in a glass cloche – indeed a sweet surprise at work! Anyways, enjoy scrolling through our Valentine’s Day dinner where I share all about our Valentine’s evening!
Grossi Florentino
80 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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